Postgraduate research opportunities

Browse through our research degree opportunities to find PhD projects and scholarships. Some of our funding options are linked to specific projects, whilst others can be applied more flexibly, allowing you to choose your research area and supervisor. These opportunities are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are very competitive, so it is important you make enquiries and apply as early as possible.

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Funding and directly funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Alumni bursary All subjects Worldwide (International, UK and EU) No deadline - automatic
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics All subjects UK and EU 19 January 2018
Development of Peptidomimetic Regulators of Myc function Chemistry UK and EU 22 January 2018
Medical Research Council (MRC) DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership All subjects UK and EU 22 January 2018
Interkingdom signalling: how Pseudomonas aeruginosa senses and adapts to the host environment Chemistry UK and EU 22 January 2018
Leeds Doctoral Scholarships Chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) 9 March 2018
Methylmercapto radical reactions: kinetics and product identification via frequency comb spectroscopy Physical chemistry UK only 1 April 2018

PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Polyvalent Multifunctional Nanoparticles to Address Resistance Bacteria Worldwide (International, UK and EU) ongoing
A comparative study of metallic ions in the atmospheres of Earth and Mars Physical chemistry UK and EU Ongoing
Activity-directed synthesis of bioactive small molecules Organic chemistry UK and EU Ongoing
Metal complexes of radical ligands Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Bio-Inspired Approaches to Functional Nanocomposites Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Silver-N-heterocyclic carbene complexes for anticancer applications Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Probing Viral Receptor-Sugar Interactions using Multifunctional Glycan-Nanoparticle Organic chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Identification of mlm receptor antagonists for treatment of cancer Organic chemistry UK and EU Ongoing
Feedback-responsive protocells Physical chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Electrochemical synthesis, catalyst screening and optimisation of base-metal catalysts using a flow reactor platform Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
The kinetics of astrochemical and planetary reactions studied at very low temperatures Chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Spin-crossover compounds – switchable materials from simple metal complexes Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Functionalised amino-acid analogues for chemical proteomics Chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Ongoing
Machine learning for chemical manufacture Chemistry UK and EU 1 March 2018
Development and application of approaches for discovery of orthosteric protein-protein interaction inhibitors Organic chemistry UK only 1 April 2018
Quantum and Classical Molecular Dynamics Physical chemistry UK and EU 30 April 2018
Vitrimers: synthesis of a new class of supramolecular materials and exploration of their materials properties Worldwide (International, UK and EU) 30 April 2018
CO2 as a source of oxygen in oxidative processes Physical chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) 31 May 2018
Effect of inorganic bases in catalytic coupling reactions Inorganic and materials chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) 31 May 2018
Development of carbon-based heterogeneous (photo)catalysts Chemistry Worldwide (International, UK and EU) 31 August 2018